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panic mode. the dow plunges more than 600 points. investor rest act to the downgrade of the u.s. credit rating. can the fed do anything when it meets today to stop the bleeding? we're live at the new york stock exchange. britain's burning, what's behind the riots raging london? chaos in the streets, setting warehouse on fire. major public events canceled. this morning, 10,000 more police are being brought in to try to calm things down. and it's over. after 29 grueling hours in the
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water, 61-year-old diana nyad abandons her attempt to be the first person to swim from cuba to florida. we'll tell you why on this to florida. we'll tell you why on this tuesday, august 9th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. matt lauer is on the floor of the new york stock exchange this morning. matt, good morning. >> it's pretty quiet around here right now. it was anything but quiet on monday. to give you an idea of how alarming the dow 635 or nearly 635 type decline was? it was the sixth worst single day point decline in the last 11 years, if that puts it into context for you. despite the turmoil, the s&p president is defending the
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company's decision to downgrade the u.s. credit rating. now some analysts are saying that decision in the long run could actually end up being a good thing for the overall economy. we're going to talk about all of this with cnbc's maria bartiromo and jim cramer. and look at this "newsweek" cover featuring michele bachmann and the caption is "the queen of rage." it is the unflattering photo that has a lot of people crying foul. we'll have details on that. also, should a man be able to use social media to say bad things about his ex-wife? a judge has ordered the creator of a blog called we will hear from that man and the ex-wife coming up. let's begin on a tuesday morning with monday's bloodbath here on wall street. cnbc's maria bartiromo was here amid all the chaos. >> stocks plummeted overnight in
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asia. fears dominate wall street. now the focus returns to the fed. hope for good news later today after suffering the worst day in two years. investors reacted to the first ever downgrade of u.s. credit fast and furious. on what became the worse day on wall street in two years. now tuesday's fed meeting is critical as pressure mounts for ben bernanke and his fellow policymakers to consider fresh stimulus for the economy or face the threat of another recession. >> there's concern that the s&p downgrade may do something to consumer confidence and, thereby, ease us a little closer to the infamous double dip everybody is worried about. >> reporter: midday monday the president jid to inject confidence into the market. >> our problems are solvable. we know what we have to do to solve them. >> reporter: but as the president was talking, the dow was tanking.
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up another 400 points after his speech. ending the day down 600, or 5 1/2%. s&p president defended the downgrade in an exclusive on cnbc. why downgrade the debt when it's actually about the political process? >> the political process backs important because that speaks to how this fiscal and economic and monetary choices are being made, that influences the credit worthiness. >> reporter: adding to the drama the european central bank was trying to avert a further spiral there. buying bonds of italy and spain. with money moving out of stocks, investors shifted into other assets, safe havens such as gold. it closed at a record above $1700 an ounce. investors also flocked to treasuries, focusing on a weak economy and the prospect of low rates for some time to come, instead of the downgrade of credit. >> in theory when s&p downgrades
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your credit you should dump those bands because you're less likely to get paid out. the u.s. in exceptional in that way because nobody believes the u.s. is going to default. >> by the close of trading monday investors had lost $1 trillion in value. one reason they're hope for good news from ben bernanke and company later today. >> we're joined now by your colleague jim cramer. i'm not picking on you but yesterday the markets opened. went down 230 points. you were on our program live for the west coast. you said you were actually encouraged by that because it seemed somewhat stable. nothing too dramatic. after that it went very south. what happened? >> we have to keep in perspective that panic is not a strategy. only down 6% for the year for the dow jones. much better than everywhere else. and where we're coming from, i know the point loss is big, but remember, we lost 22% in one day. we were down 508 points in '87. the point decline wasn't nearly as stark as what the percentage
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decline. >> is this panic, maria, or is this investors looking and seeing something fundamentally wrong with the u.s. economy? >> i think that's what it is, matt. i think people are looking at an economy that has worsened, it is no longer a soft patch. the question is are we headed for a double dip? they're thinking, i'm selling now and thinking later. i agree with jim. at some point we are finding a bottom. >> are we close to it? >> i don't feel like it's out and out panic. that's what you want to say. >> overseas it's still the big problem, europe. the debt ceiling issue and then coupled with the s&p causes a lot of panic. but matt, again, i have to tell you, unless we have a severe recession there's going to be an opportunity to buy on the way down. >> i was shocked. i was looking on monday at what happened to bank of america. that bank stock went down by about 20%. i know you want to be very careful about this, jim. what happened? why did they take such a hit? >> bank of america is across of
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the mortgage crisis. one out of five mortgages directly effected by bank america. people feel bank of america has to be hurt. a lot of people feels like it needs more capital. the company says it doesn't. >> stay in the market? where are the opportunities, in your opinion? >> i agree that long term this is probably at some point a buying opportunity but things can get worse before they get better because it is based on the real fundamental weakness of the economy. bank of america a separate story because of this upset and need for capital. i think we're still in it. we have messiness to go. >> a few seconds. i liked your interview yesterday with the president of standard & poor's. they are obviously on the defensive. people are pointing things at them for downgrading the u.s. debt rating. the president is on him, treasury secretary. now you're starting to hear a lot of people say, wait a minute, they did the right thing. new york's mayor michael bloomberg say that. how do you feel about that?
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>> i think ultimately we should be thanking them because there are real issues. everybody understands we are spending more money than we're taking in. something has to give. if this acts as a wake-up call, more power to standard & poor's. >> we deserve it. the president said, we're going to get back aaa. instead of saying we're a aaa nation. we'll budget cuts, real revenue increases, real meet to demands. i think everyone in the world thinks, when is the u.s. going to step up. >> jim cramer, maria bartiromo. and you can check out the markets and follow what's going on all day long on cnbc. thank you. appreciate it. >> matt, thanks. to london now where riots have swept through the city for the third night. it's the worst violence the city has seen in 30 years. this morning it is spreading. this morning, michelle is there. good morning. >> reporter: hi, ann. you just look at this happening and think is this london?
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overnight the violencess escalated and spread to other cities such as liverpool. just announced he's putting 16,000 police on the streets tonight. well, police have started urging the parents of these young rioters to call their kids, keep them home and make them stop. for a third terrible night, london burns. this a century old furniture store in the south, while others broke out around the capital and beyond. destruction, attacks on police, cars and buildings torched. the looting everywhere. tvs, liquor, you name it, proudly hauled away in daylight. others post their loot online. >> the looting we've seen, the struggling we've seen.
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>> opportunistic theft and violence, nothing more, nothing less. >> reporter: walk out in it and it does have a feel for cream for crime's sake. young men and women voracious for violence. raging by saturday, sparked by anger by a killing of a young father last week which is under investigation. rioters claim it's still about that. >> his police have too much power and they're using that power. >> reporter: small groups are believed to be organizing over the media, causing a staggering degree of damage. was who are getting hurt, own stunned, disgusted neighbors, who have lost businesses and homes. >> we are left basically just with the clothes on our back. >> i don't know why people do this. >> reporter: here as one building went up in flames, neighbors escaped from windows and rooftops. another scene, while police chase those at the bottom of the
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screen, they are attacking their cars on the other. pulling hundreds of re-enforcements from outside london. firefighters haven't been able to safely do their job. the description increasingly used for this capital city, a war zone. the explosive violence only spreading. the question on so many minds right now, why really is this happening? since it started, police have arrested more than 400 people. dozens of officers and citizens have been hurt. the youngest arrest so far, an 11-year-old for burglary. ann? >> michelle kosinski, thank you for reporting on this story. sobering. closer to home, the remains of the 30 american service members killed in their helicopter was shot down in afghanistan will be brought to dover air force base in delaware today. tom costello is there. tom, good morning. >> good morning to you. we expect about midday the two planes carrying the remains of
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the 30 men will arrive here at dover. then they will conduct their dignified transfer ceremony in private as all of these men representing the army, the navy, and the air force will be welcomed home and honored for the last time. outside the main gate of naval air station oceana in virginia beach, the home of s.e.a.l. team 6, the flag flies at half staff. the deadliest loss of american life have brought heartache to communities across the country. 30 men, majority elite navy, killed in one attack. >> the loss is the stark reminder of the risks that our men and women in uniform take every single day on behalf of their country. day after day, night after night, they carry out missions like this in the face of enemy fire and grave danger. >> reporter: in utah they're remembering, married with a baby son, his former high school
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coach said, he had always stood out. >> i knew this this young man was -- was doing what he loved, that he aspired to do as an individual, as a human being. >> reporter: in texas, chief petty officer matt mills leaves behind three children. he was 36. >> he always loved what he did, and he told me he couldn't believe he could do this for a living because he loved it so much. >> reporter: in massachusetts they're grieving kevin houston, who always carried a sweat-stained american flag on his chest beneath his body armor. in hawaii, craig vicars' mother talked about his love for his fellow >> they all help each other to get where they are at, where they are at now. >> reporter: along with the 30 u.s. personnel killed, eight afghan troops were also lost. the remains of all 38 men are returning to dover air force base. once here, mortuary affairs
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specialists will work to identify each individual's remains. and at the museum in ft. pierce, florida, where they honor the heroics of these men, the question of how long the fight should continue. >> bring those men back and forget about it. it's been too long. we can't take it anymore. >> reporter: but from a defense secretary, a pledge of commitment. >> we will never stop. we will fight on. until we have achieved the final goal of victory over terrorism. >> reporter: in addition to the 22 navy s.e.a.l. team members lost, we have also had a number of special forces lost in the last few weeks, including members of the ranger force, of the army special forces, national guard special forces, marine special forces. ann, in just the last three weeks, 44 special operations members have been lost in combat. back to you. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much
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this morning. very sobering story, also. now going to turn to presidential politics. republican hopeful michele bachmann has grabbed her share of the early headlines, but now her most recent magazine cover has caused quite a stir for all the wrong reasons. nbc's andrea mitchell has details on this story. >> she has rocketed to become the front-runner in iowa in the critical days before this week's straw poll. but now michele bachmann faces a whole new challenge, an unflattering "newsweek" cover. >> we're going to have a ball. >> reporter: campaigning in iowa michele bachmann is energetic, focus, taking aim at president obama. >> when the ratings downgrade came out last week, where was president obama? he rushed to the microphone to give confidence to the american people? he got in a helicopter, he took off for the weekend. >> reporter: some say she's unphased by this week's
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"newsweek" cover photo captured as "the queen of rage." >> have you seen it yet? >> i have not. >> big close-up, wildyed photo with the headline "queen of rage." >> a-ha. we'll have to take a look at this, won't we? >> reporter: in a statement tina brown says michele bachmann's intensity is galvanizing voters in iowa right now and they captured that. >> it's a very provocative photo. she's a very provocative candidate. she's stirring a lot of intense passions among the electorate and a lot of intense passions among her own party. i think the cover shows that. >> reporter: how could a woman so attractive look so bad. >> she looks blank and confused. i did think it was unfair. >> reporter: in the cover story bachmann tells "newsweek," you used the word anger. it's not anger. americans aren't expressing unhinged anger, people are
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saying it's not working. >> do not raise the debt ceiling. >> reporter: but she's also generating excitement among evangelical voters key to winning in iowa and south carolina by make nothing apology for her positions on social issues. on sunday bachmann was in an iowa church where the pastor played a video celebrating the so-called conversion of a gay man who says he's now straight. also controversial bachmann's own must reads. one includes a book defending slavery. >> i don't think we have seen a candidate with sort of the views and frankly, the extreme views that she holds last in national politics. >> reporter: the "newsweek" cover is not bachmann's first crash with the media media. on fox news one day she was asked, are you a flake? the anchor apologized. bachmann's advisers believe that talk about the "newsweek" cover
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will only help her with conservative primary voters president. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much this morning. let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories from natalie morales at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. good morning, everyone. former international fund chief dominique strauss-kahn is now facing another lawsuit. she filed suit against strauss-kahn monday for the alleged attack that she claims has left her life in shambles. strauss-kahn's lawyers say the suit is without merit. the number of medication on the fda's drug shortage list has tripled in the last five years and crucial cancer drugs are scarce as well as treatments for heart attacks and some kinds of anesthetics leaving some patients wait for life-saving medical care. the cause, manufacturing and quality control as well as drug companies that stop production as certain medications go generic. e-coal lie o. coli outbreak
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strawberries. the strain originated in a farm in northwestern, oregon, according to public health officials. in nearly 200-year tradition on capitol hill is coming to an end due to budget cuts and the internet. the house is ending the storied page program that began back in the 1820s giving high schoolers a chance to serve as messengers and get a glimpse of congress behind the scenes. but now with e-mail and wireless technology house leaders say the young messengers are no longer worth the $5 million annual expense for the program. and if you've heard, a historic effort to be the first to swim from cuba to florida without a shark cage has ended early for 61-year-old marathon swimmer diana nyad. this morning she chose to end her quest after 29 hours. she was halfway through her journey but rough seas and winds made it impossible for her to safely reach her goal. he was suffering from asthma and shoulder pain.
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i think everyone can say it was an heroic effort. she did swim with the dolphins and a beautiful sunset. >> good for her. particularly beautiful today, i think. >> i was admiring your green. >> thank you. and as for you, al, you look fantastic. tell us about the weather today. any better? >> severe storms, strong risk of storms today as we check it out. we've got one area outplains, another larger area stretching into the southeast eventually making its way into the northeast all the way from alabama up into the mid-atlantic states. you can see the line of showers and thunderstorms firing up. looking for one to two inches of rain from philadelphia up into new england. the rest of the country we are looking at sunshine. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. the heat continues throughout texas. dallas today, again, well over 100 degrees. 90 and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms in miami. that's what's going on around the country. here's what happens happening in your neck of the woods. >> increasing clouds in the washington metro area.
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to the west showers and thunder in west virginia. western maryland, eastern west virginia's panhandle continuing to move our way. today, sunny, low 90s. passing morning shower or afternoon storm is possible. tomorrow lower humidity. lower humidity cooler weather thursday, friday, saturday. more storms sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up just ahead, the latest on the manhunt for those three siblings accused of opening fire on police and robbing a bank. we're going to have new video of their brazen crime spree. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] looking for a complete picture of your money?
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good morning. increasing clouds over the metro area. radar showing showers moving into western maryland, panhandle of west virginia, as well as the shenandoah valley over the next hour or so. later today, passing storm is possible. partly sunny, highs low 90s. lower humidity after that and
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cooler. how's traffic? >> big delays outer loop of the beltway in maryland. university boulevard. but delays start in college park and continue towards georgia avenue. in outer loop of the beltway in virginia as well you see delays there. pat, back to you. >> more news in 25 minutes. ba -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur?] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that c help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all.
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♪ morning. it's the 9th of august 20, 11. as we check out the view of new york city from high on the top of the rock, just above us here. down below, we've got a packed plaza full of happy faces. inside studio 1-a, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. the latest on the camper rescued four days after she disappeared in the oregon wilderness. she fell off a cliff, ended up breaking her leg. now she's speaking out about what she endured for the very first time.
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we're going to hear from her coming up. also ahead this morning, matt,, that's the name of one man's blog. in it he describes his ex as, quote, java the hut, among all things. he's been ordered to remove the website. is it his right to free speech? we're going to get into that. >> gives you an idea of why this marriage may not have worked out. also ahead, what should you do with your investments given the current volatility of wall street? sell or hang on for the long term? coming up, survival guide for the latest downturn. but let's begin this half hour with the new details of the nationwide manhunt for two brothers and a sister who police say are armed, dangerous and on the run. nbc has the latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. authorities say one week ago today notorious siblings in this parking lot while shooting at a patrol car to rob a bank and
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they haven't been seen since. a high-speed police chase caught on camera, siblings lee grace, dylan, and ryan daugherty, reaching 100 miles an hour. 12k3w4r fired several more shots at me. >> reporter: firing more than 20 shots at this patrol car in hot pursuit while the officers tried to pull them over for speeding. >> i got a flat tire. it seems i'm not going to be able to keep up with them. i can't go any farther. >> reporter: police say these images marked the beginning of the so-called dougherty gang's crime spree. >> it is very clear that these three are on some type of mission. >> reporter: five hours and miles later the trio resurfaced that the bank in georgia armed with high-powered weapons shooting up the ceiling and ordering people to drop to the floor. they escaped in the same white subaru with an undisclosed amount of money. the fbi has since launched an a. national manhunt for the
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fugitive trio. now the faces of 29-year-old lee grace, 26-year-old dylan and 21-year-old ryan are plastered on hundreds of billboards stretching from florida to texas. authorities say ryan sent his mother a crypted text message while on the run. >> he texted her saying in the past several days at one point we all have to die. >> reporter: the distraught mother barbara bell begged her children to give up. a former next door neighbor says they were no strangers to firearms. >> lots of gunshots. like daily weapons. i don't know what kind. you know, really heavy duty weapons. >> reporter: but this is not the first time the siblings have had run-ins with the law. lee grace, seen in these racy photos posted online was recently charged in a battery among hit and run and other offenses. under a flickr page it says i love to shoot guys and wreck cars. i'm a redneck and proud of it.
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other likes, causing mayhem with my siblings. ryan is a convicted sex ander sentenced just a day before the high speed chase for spending explicit text messages to an len-year-old girl and dylan charge with no po session of marijuana. authorities feel the siblings may be carrying an arsenal of apons after discovering an underground bunker in the dougherty's home. >> do everything you can to be safe out there. remember, if you engage them, you will be going into a battle. but i promise you, we will win. >> reporter: the sheriff says at this point the trio could be just about anywhere. they're heavily armed and extremely dangerous and says anyone who crosses their path should immediately call 911. nobody has been injured yet, ann that we're aware of. >> thank you very much, lillia. clint van zandt, former fbi profiler joining us this morning. clint, good morning. >> good morning. >> follow this for us.
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why would three sibling goes all bon difficult anie and clyde. >> it probably has something to do with one of the brothers being convicted of sending these elicit e-mails to this young child. that may well have been the catalyst. the leader is probably grace, lee grace, the older sister, 29d. she had an ongoing relationship with a college professor. she broke that off to come back and live with her brothers. so she may well be the driving force in these three. but it's interesting, ann, when you get three siblings bond together, that's very strong glue that holds them together. >> what is that glue doing? what is it leading them to? looks like it's leading to a shootout based on what we heard from lili a's report. what is driving them forward? what do they want? >> right now it looks like they just want to get away. they engaged in this shootout with police. then they robbed a bank to give them enough money to last for a while. ann, these are not professional criminals or professional escape
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artists. in that fantasy they may flee to mexico or flee to canada. but since 9/11 it's very hard to get across those borders. and now with the electronic bulletin boards and with everything that local police, the fbi are doing across the country, you have to figure that probably hunker down someplace waiting, in their vernacular, maybe for the heat to blow over, so they can rise up or run to another place. but they can't stay down. they can't stay heavy forever. they have to surface. they're going to have to rob again to keep themselves going. that's when they're going to encounter law enforcement. and the police and the fbi, ann, in all honesty, will give them two choices, surrender or die. let's hope they make the right choices. >> you actually worked for the fbi's atlanta office. what kind of perspective can you give us about exactly how they're thinking, how they're thinking at how they're going to find these three? >> i think every police officer and fbi agent involved in this knows they're dangerous, when they've already shot 20 rounds
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at a police officer who was chasing them, they fired their guns inside the bank. they're young, brazen. they have the automatic and semi automatic weapons and not afraid to use them. if you just had one of them by themselves they might be quick to surrender. but three, ann, they're going to playoff each other. that's why where i work in this case today it was a sangle officer, fbi agent, you wouldn't try to make the arrest. this is an arrest that's going to have to be made by a s.w.a.t. team where these three look out a window and say, you know what, there's too many police and fbi. today is not a good day to die and hopefully put their guns down. >> you've negotiated. what would you say? >> i probably play to lee grace. i think she's probably the leader. again, their mother has asked them to come in and surrender. as fbi agent, you know what, you shot at a police officer, you shot inside a bank, you didn't hit anybody, you didn't take that much money. this can be resolved without
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anybody being hurt right now. you have a choice right now, do what your mother asked, do what is safe for you. in a couple of years this can be behind you or take terrible action for which you will probably pay the rest of your life. they have to understand they have a choice. hopefully their choice is that nobody includes themselves is going to get hurt in this case. >> that's actually very, very right. cl clint van zandt, thanks so much p this morning. let's get a check of the weather from al. outside, nice morning. good-looking family. >> from cincinnati, ohio. >> names. >> munson, roxanne, eugene, kennedy. >> the munson family. like you're on a game show. yeah! yeah! let's check your weather, see what happens happening. we've got that heat wave continuing along the southeast coast and again back texas into the southern plains where we are not going to get a break over the next week as you look at
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that high pressure, it is sizzling throughout the south. cooler than normal in the northern plains. the dividing line that jet stream, look at temperatures. 105 in san angelo, dallas, 106. shreveport so 103. cooler in the northeast. 60s and 70s in the plains. north coast, temperatures moderate even down into southern california. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> increasing clouds over the metro area now and on radar. we have some rain falling in washington county, western maryland, panhandle of west virginia, areas west of the shenandoah valley advancing off to the east over the next few hours. and later today, sun should break out, climbing into the low 90s but afternoon storms are possible as well. lower humidity for wednesday. still a small chance of storm, thursday, friday, saturday lower humidity. highs mid 80s.
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>> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> thank you so much. coming up, new cutting-edge treatment for migraines. if you're one of the 30 million americans who suffer from them, coming up next, a survival guide to the stock market. what you should be doing with your investments, right after this. for a while now, you've been taking an antidepressant. but your cloud of depression is still with you. maybe it's time to ask your doctor about adding seroquel xr to your antidepressant to treat your depression. seroquel xr is a once-daily, extended-release tablet, which means medication is released around the clock. for many, seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, was proven more effective than an antidepressant alone at helping people feel less depressed.
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we're back now at 7:43. this morning on "today's" money surviving the stock plunge. given the chaos on wall street, monday's nearly 635-point drop, how do you keep your money safe? jean chatzky is "today's" financial editor. good morning. >> good morning. >> you say this all the time, you don't want people to panic after a day or a week or a month like this. but when you look at what's
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being said about these markets and about the fundamentals of the economy, why isn't a little panic a good thing? >> i just want people to think before they move. and by the way, i would be saying the same thing if the stock market was running up, because when we just pull the trigger, without even stopping to think about it for a few minutes, we make really bad decisions. >> this may sound superficial but if you're an average investor and you've got your money in the stock market right now for the long term, should you turn off the tv and should you stop reading the papers about what's happening on a daily basis? >> absolutely. you do not want to micromanage this. you don't want a stock website coming up every time you power on your computer because, again, that leads to emotions. it leads to panic. then you make bad decisions. >> at the same time, though, there are questions you should be asking yourself. for example, are you too heavily invested in this market, especially if you need money in the short term. >> right. we're talking about money you need to pay next year, college
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tuition payment, down payment to put on a home. for retirees, this is a bigger issues because if you're spending down your 401(k) you've got to keep a certain amount of money in cash so that you don't have to sell into a down market. >> when you suggest that people maintain enoughly qu liquidity they're going to translate that into selling. >> for some people that's the right thing to do because we could go down more. you have to ask yourself, if we fall another 1,000 or 2,000 points and i need the money right now am i going to be sorry. >> increase your diversity, which is smart, the question is, you can stay up at night panicking, thinking about where do you put it? how do you diversify? >> i'm saying that in addition to stocks and bonds, what's become very clear is that we need to own alternative asset classes, with a small slice of your portfolio. that means gold, other precious metals, oil, because those things don't move with the markets in general. and so, 10% to 15%, you want to put in a mutual fund that owns
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those things. >> and if a year or two or three ago you had done that and invested in gold you would be doing pretty well right now. >> right. i'm not saying everything and buy precious metal, and neither is jim or maria. you've got to be broad. >> make sure you're saving enough. what is the rule of thumb? what do we all need based on our salary levels? >> 100% when you come out of retirement if not more of what you're earning today. and if you can put away 10% to 15% of your salary every year on a consistent basis, you should be doing pretty well. >> again, the main message you're delivering and jim and maria both delivered as well, do not panic. >> yes. >> jean chatzky, thanks very much. 7:46. up next, the preschool teacher found alive four days after a camping trip. she'll open up about her ordeal for the very first time. that's right after this. are used gs but not in my neighborhood. ♪ [ female announcer ] we're throwing away misperceptions about natural gas vehicles.
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with the preschool teacher that was on a camping trip and fell off a cliff. it took rescuers four days to find her. now she's still recovering in the hospital, sharing her story for the first time. here's nbc's miguel almaguer. >> just like that, just drive to live was like so strong for me. >> reporter: pamela salant beat the odds, 28-year-old teacher who today is recovering in the hospital after being plucked last week from an oregon forest. this is where salant spent four long days and three cold nights, lost, injured, and alone in the wilderness. >> i just like really felt like i just wasn't done yet. >> reporter: salant was hiking with her boyfriend when the pair split up to find a campsite. she was out of view when she slipped, falling nearly 50 feet off a cliff, her leg broken and sliced open. >> i didn't feel the initial sense. i woke up the next morning and i was like, whoa, like, how did this happen? i had fallen asleep right where i had fallen.
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>> reporter: with no one in sight, covered by a canopy of green, they couldn't see her. wearing a tank top and shorts, she was cold, soon, she was hungry and thirsty. >> i just had to make sure that i was right by the river the whole time just to get as much water. and then there was salmon berry bushes around and raspberry bushes and, like, oregon grapes. >> reporter: but as hours turned to days, the berries weren't enough. >> trying caterpillars. i like tried a bite of a slug. i don't know. i was just like -- it was like plump and juicy. i don't know. it looked really tasty, but it was not tasty. >> reporter: barely eating but still hopeful she says she passed the days thinking about people in her life. >> i had a lot of like people's faces in my head that i loved and just like kind of my life was like on rewind. >> reporter: then the big break came on day four. >> helicopters spotted somebody in the middle of the creek on a
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rock waving. >> reporter: a helicopter could see salant and she was fairly sure she could see them. >> i was like hyper ventilating. like like i can't believe it's real. >> reporter: broken leg and fractured back, doctors say salant will make a full recovery. a young woman who survived because she refused to give up. >> i didn't realize i had that in me. i definitely surprised myself. >> reporter: for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> you always ask yourself a question, what can i endu? she found out. she's strong. >> we're all actual lly stronge than we might guess. a divorced father behind this blog. >> she was ordered to take that blog down. he says that's a violation of his freedom of speech. we'll hear from him and his ex-wife. it does something to your heart. i think what people like most about the grilled food is the taste. the flavor comes from that oak wood.
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good morning. time 7:56 on this tuesday, august 9th. i'm pat lawson muse. in the news, a maryland woman missing in aruba and the man she was traveling with is in police custody. the 35-year-old robin gardner from frederick. she disappeared while on vacation with 50-year-old gary. he says they were snorkeling and that gardner never made it back to shore. d.c. delegate norton's job fair takes place today. it starts at 9:30. there will be workshop on resume writing and interviewing skills. the job fair starts at 11:00. weather and traffic next.
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good morning. temperatures in the 70s. radar showing showers moving west to east, western maryland, pan hal of west virginia, about to come into the shenandoah, metro area in a couple of hours. >> traveling on 395, start to see volume as you make your way from seminary road and that volume's going to continue to the 14th street bridge. >> thanks, danella.
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning, august 9th, 2011. we have stepped outside to enjoy a little breeze. sunshine and fine day today. they rolled out of bed early this morning to spend some time with us here at rockefeller plaza. al roker and matt lauer. i'm ann curry. we're going to talk about a father's controversial blog. >> the blog is called t
8:01 am he never names her by name. but the judge orders that website be taken out. is it fair or is it a violation of that man's free speech? we're going to talk about that in just a couple of minutes. also this morning, the very power f powerf powerful usher by jenna bush hager. and steals and deals including a vacation for the whole family. >> sounds good. >> that's a deal. that's good. >> we have a lot to get to. we also have natalie morales at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning again, matt, ann, and al. good morning. worries over the u.s. credit rating downgrade, weak economic recovery and european debt crisis sent overseas markets tumbling again today after the dow plunged 600 points on monday dropping it below 11,000 for the first time since last october.
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cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. >> we're hoping it's going to be a better day today after a brutal monday. they are pointed to gains on the stock market. i should say though, this is very cautious, that can be seen in gold prices, still at record highs. another thing we are watching today is the federal reserve meeting. they are expected to keep their interest rates on hold but watching to see if they come out with any statement to help with confidence to help kick start the economy. remember, it has been a t. falling economy, the large part of the recent market decrease. back to you. >> you're going to need to load up on your tums today. thank you. the bodies of 30 american heroes killed over the weekend in afghanistan arrive at dover air force base, delawardelaware. they took down osama bin laden, killed saturday when their chopper was shot down by the taliban. riots in great britain have
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claimed their first life. 26-year-old man was shot and killed in a car. britain's prime minister says 16,000 police officers will be on the streets by tonight. residents are being urged to stay indoors as the violence, rioting, and looting have spread to other surrounding cities. cars and buildings have been torched, including a sony warehouse that's been burning all morning. the riots began saturday with people protesting a fatal shooting last week. after a promising new lead a 30-year-old cold case has gotten a little bit colder. dna testing has failed to link a new suspect to the unsolved d.b. cooper plane hijacking in 1971. the fbi says it was unable to find a match to a necktie left at the scene. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." >> we're heading into the emotional day, homecoming, remains of some of those lost in afghanistan. some of this country's very best as the investigation goes on
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into that incident. we'll have it all for you tonight on "nightly news." natalie, for you, back to you. >> thanks. for what's trending today, a round-up of what has you talking online. twitter users don't think arnold schwarzenegger's choice of workout gear was funny after tmz shows him wearing "i survived maria" t-shirt. they are in the middle of a divorce after admitting fathering a child with his maid. a top google search this morning as singer hospitalized after being beaten in new york's east village late sunday. he reportedly suffered a broken nose and facial cuts. and maybe c.lo green was too tired to be in his own music video so his hunky body double is none other than irkle. the "cry baby" video in on youtube is racking up the hits as they want to catch his new dance moves. hard to believe that is him. 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to matt and ann. >> oh, yeah, he's cool.
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thanks a lot, natalie. speaking of cool, in a beautiful shade of blue, mr. roker here with a check with a the weather. >> did i do that? carl, come on over. hi there. you're 50 today. >> i am 50. >> wow. >> where are you from? >> nashville, tennessee. you enlisted people to hold your banner. >> absolutely. >> thank you. happy birthday. let's see what's going on as far as your weather's concerned. birthday or not, rod checher, minnesota, kttc, sunny, breezy, 71. strong storms firing up western new york, into pennsylvania. also activity making its way to the southeast. also out in florida. a beautiful west. 83 after morning fog burns off in l.a. they'll have a lovely day. 71 portland. afternoon thunderstorms, some strong in the northeast later today. risk of strong storms from the
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southeast into the southeast and atlantic states. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> radar showing heavy showers in washington county, jefferson county, west virginia, and lighter showers farther south and southwest and west of there. advancing to the east into, the metro area, perhaps and 9:00, 10:00 this morning, passing showers. and then thunderstorms later this afternoon. before then, low 90s. storms dissipating by early evening. tomorrow, lower humidity high near 90. slight chance of a storm. thursday, friday, saturday, low humidity, cooler weather, more >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> al, thank you so much. coming up next, a very controversial blog. we're going to hear from him and his ex-wife coming up right after this. [ male announcer ] toyota's nationwide clearance event is on. now's a great time to save big on a toyota the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker. take advantage of the summer's best selection and the year's biggest deals on our most popular models.
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back now at 8:09. a debate triggered by one divorce man's very personal blog. the target, his ex-wife. it's thrown a major wrinkle into an already bitter custody fight for their two boys. "today's" correspondent is here with the details. >> like all custody cases there are two sides to every story. b one side was publicly documented online in a blog called it brought a private battle to a very public arena. although often at odds with one another, allison morelli sums up
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her marriage to anthony this way. >> really good match from the very beginning. the whole entire relationship was pretty volatile. >> reporter: a eight-year marriage that ended equally painfully in divorce in 2 2005. but the battle for custody for their two boys, which they don't want to reveal, has waged on i've since. a privately matter that anthony decided to publicly blog about in 2007. >> i wanted to connect with other people who were going through other situations. i felt the best way to connect with them would be through the internet. >> reporter: and although anthony says he never identified himself oral allison online the blog's name left little to the imaginati imagination. >> i tried to convey the feelings that were elicited at that time in a way that connects with people who are going through similar situations. and there are untold legions of families that are going through this. >> reporter: the blog was a detailed account of marriage,
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divorce, and custody battle with his pew, psycho ex-wife. her handle on the site, describing her as jabba the hut with less personality. and he vited his readers to to vent with him. >> i tried to provide a forum whereby through our collective experiences we could help minimize the conflict in our lives, choose better ways to deal with our high-conflict exspouses, be they men or women. >> no matter what i do, there's a negative spin somehow. he spins everything. >> reporter: allison says the blog is beyond painful to both her and her children. >> the kids knew this was something derogatory about me. they asked their father to stop. and i know they've told them that it has a negative affect on me. >> reporter: at a custody hearing in june where both were fighting for primary custody the judge left the shared arrangement in place but ordered
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anthony remove the website and stop publicly criticizing his ex-wife saying that he was hurting the children by bad mouthing the woman they love in public. >> it is very broad. it does seem that the judge wanted to send a very clear message that this kind of behavior is terrible for the children. >> reporter: anthony did take down the site but is appealing the judge's order. >> it's a clear violation of my civil rights. and while there are certain steps that can be taken to minimize any potential impact on the children, shutting down the community is unacceptable. >> reporter: allison says she is grateful the psycho ex-wife website is down and hopes it stays that way. >> i just want to stop. >> while this is certainly not the end of this custody battle. the family court judge who issued the ruling has left the order open to review. a court date has not been set for appealing the ruling.
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>> star jones is a former prosecutor and "today" commentator and gayle saltz is here. how would you like to be invited to thanksgiving at this house. >> looking forward to it. >> this is -- let's take this separate. talk about the psychological and the legal right now. for whatever bad taste this guy is showing, does he have a right to say whatever he wants? >> absolutely. the constitution of the united states protects all speech unless it is obscene, deflamtory. >> why isn't this deflamatory? >> he did not use her name specifically. if, in fact, it is defamatory there is a way for you to go after that. it's called a civil lawsuit. >> some of the things -- here's an example of what he said. imagine if you were jabba the hut with less personality and she spends her time drinking her days away, promoting her victim
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status when she isn't stuffing the children with fast food, buying them toys or pushing them toward the tv or computer. >> there should be a civil lawsuit for that. shutting him down is against his constitutional rights. >> the judge in the case said this as she ordered the blog shut down and threatened mr. morelli that he might lose shared custody. inaccurate, denegrading and belittling comments about ally son, it's not just venting, it amounts to out right cruelty, end quote. my first reaction to that is, has this judge ever gone on other blogs? that's what they're all about. >> there would be no reason to have a blog. that's what the constitution actually protects. the constitution protects your right to be an unlitigated jerk unless you are defaming someone. >> gayle, let's bring you in. go from the legal now to the psychological. this was a nasty marriage, nasty divorce, it's a nasty custody
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battle. he clearly does not have the best interest of his children in mind. >> unfortunately not. i think, you know, he may win but they want to win and he may be right legally but he's not right in terms of the family because at the end of the day when a couple gets divorced, we know the fallout for children. and the only way to try to be the healthiest for them is to preserve two good parents. even if they don't want to be together, but if your job helps them to some degree, your mom is an okay person. >> and i was thinking of the age of the children when i read this. they're 10 and 12. they can understand this. >> they sure do understand this. and they're also not old enough that they're not very impressionable at this age. >> what does it teach these kids about in their future how to deal with conflict? >> look, this is horrendous. this is a bad way to deal with conflict all around. i would even say quite honestly this is what is a national
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problem. we have taken on the do whatever feels good in the moment with no regard for a moral compass, whether you're calling the president a liar, whether you're tweeting your mm-hmm. >> the end of civility. we talked about this on the commercial break and what i was referring to when i said,s that judge ever looked at some of the blogs that are out there? half of it is inaccurate, most of it is belittling. >> and vulgar and all of the things that make us say what happened to shame in this country? but our constitution has not caught up with our technology. >> so you think if you just had to kind of use your crystal ball, you think this guy wins on appeal? >> he has an issue and 14th amendment issue of due process me she. she did this without evidence, without taking witnesses. everyone is allowed to have their day in court and he didn't get that. >> fascinating. star, thanks very much. gail, always good to see you. up next, the best ways to
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school takes a lot. target has it all. back now at 8:19. this morning on "today's" health, migraines are one of the most debilitating conditions in medicine with no cure and they can impact just about every aspect of a person's life. here's nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: they affect 30 million people in the united states and contribute to $13 billion of lost workdays. migraines are not just headaches. >> i can't do anything. i have to go to bed. i have to turn the lights out. i can't take any noise. they will last sometimes three days up to a week where i could not do anything. my hair would hurt. >> reporter: rachelle has been suffering from migraines for 35 years. >> i look back at 35 years of my life and part of my life is
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gone, spent, not being able to interact with people, not being able to enjoy things. i've missed christmass because i've been ill. i've missed family functions. if you put into it, maybe i've lost three years of my life, probably more. >> reporter: rachelle had tried various treatments but to no avail. finally she met this doctor at the albert einstein college of medicine. >> no two people with migraines have the exact same type of migraine. so the treatment needs to be towered. i have a people keep a log or diary, whether it be mild, moderate, or severe. i think it's because the change in weather? >> yes. >> reporter: it was through those logs that rachelle learned more about what triggers her migraine and how to make lifestyle changes to help decrease the frequency. >> if i'm too tired i get a migraine. i can't drink wine. i can't be around people with strong perfumes, when they wax the floors at work, cleaning agents, sweeteners.
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>> reporter: rachelle takes ten different medicines to keep her migraines in check. but medication does not realm ron who can't remember his life without a headache. >> i had a headache for 18 months straight. >> reporter: finally ron had the opportunity to join a clinical trial at jefferson university hospital for a new device. a small pack was implanted into his hip during outpatient surgery and wire travels up through the skin into the brain stimulating the nerve and finally giving him relief. >> i got my husband back. we can go on vacation and we don't usually have to worry about headaches. you know, if it's going to keep him down for a why. so it's been a great thing for us. >> i actually have a life now. >> yes. >> reporter: for patients like ron and rachelle, relief has finally come. but with gaps in research and medication, there are still millions of people losing days of their lives to migraines. >> dr. nancy is joining us. it's great to have you here.
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how do you know if your headache is a migraine? >> pretty classic. one side, throbbing. you really want a dark cocoon like environment. if you're sitting at your desk and have a bad headache and you say, i think it's a migraine, it probably isn't. you may have nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light. change in vision, maybe really being susceptible to changes in light and auditory cues. then the attack, that's the unilateral intense pain. and then afterwards, the postal is almost like having had a seizure. people feel loopy and they may look sleepy. that whole thing, depending on how severe your attack is, can be a dpu dfew days up to weeks. you heard the gentleman in the piece, up to months. >> is there any way to prevent it at the onset if you start to feel it? >> i've had two in my life. that's when i look back on it i can see the triggers. one was stress and lack of sleep. the other one red wine on a
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flight when i was on the wrong time zone. the one thing doctors will say is that likely a trigger in your environment so the best thing to do is to sit down and put pen to paper and really look at your pain, what you were doing around that time. something as simple as a pressure change in the weather. >> we'll talk about -- treatment, but there are drugs that can treat them? >> yeah, there are certain things. or some people, something as simple as ibuprofen may make a difference. some people can take something to just deal with the pain. other medicines you take it as soon as you feel you're going to try to get an ahead ache. if you're having a little bit of pain, you take a pill and then an hour later if there's no relief you take another one. for great majority of people just changing the hormones in the neurotransmitters in the brain is enough. for other people, it's nerve stimulation. we look at the occipital nerve at the back of the head and another nerve comes out and goes around your face and three big
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branches. sometimes stimulating that nerve. case of last resort. that stimulation works for some people. >> when you say some people, then who? >> here's what i think is the most important thing. the simplest thing is if you have a trigger, figure it out, avoid it. that's the easiest. >> it's not one size fits all. >> absolutely not one size. >> you have you'r own trigger. >> avoid if possible. sometimes you lie down, pull the shade, that is enough. over the counters may be fine. for the pain relief, interestingly enough, there are enough things you can take things by mouth, rectal suppository, iv, shots, sometimes nerve stimulation. the nerve stimulation being the last resort for most people. >> the last resort if you have something like that. >> please make sure you're diagnosed correctly. there are good headaches all over this country. >> dr. nancy snyderman, trying to make us feel better. >> one headache at a time. >> all right. hopefully i'm not your headache. coming up, jenna bush hager
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catches up with superstar usher. >> 8:26 yoirz tiis your time. storms on the way. tom has the latest. i'm eun yang. more than 6,000 defense workers make their way to their new home in alexandria. 2300 workers will move in by mid-september. virginia's department of transportation established a new task force to monitor traffic in that area as well. we'll take a quick break. weather and traffic up next. woman: working for cox is not for the faint of heart. i love what i do. i enjoy the work, but it's a very hectic pace.
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good morning. radar showing showers and thunder in berkeley county, west virginia, into washington county, maryland. heading north and east. elsewhere, getting some light showers, shenandoah valley, highlands of west virginia. later today, partly sunny, low 90s. scattered afternoon storms will be likely, lower humidity and cooler after that. how's traffic? >> traveling in d.c., new york avenue, you are going to see
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delays as you pass "the washington times" plant and continue on to florida avenue. this is a live look now on florida avenue. eun? >> thanks so much. news, weather and traffic in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show.
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's a nice day, 9th day of august, 2011. the people who are gathered in rockefeller plaza on this very sunny skies. actually a really nice day around here. we want to thank these people for stopping by. meanwhile on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry,
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natalie morales and mr. al roker on the end there. we're going to school, cooking school. we're going to make mouth-watering kabobs courtesy of mr. kimbell there. that should be fun. >> it's fun saying kabobs. >> it's more fun to feeat them. later on, we're going to hear from usher. great talent. apparently helped bring us justin bieber in an interview with jenna bush hager. we're going to answer the call of the wild approximate. we're going to at the time up close and personal with otters and crocodiles. they're babies, it's okay. >> otters wreak. >> really? >> my son walked in, loved him. so great. >> really? >> i also want to remind you that coming up on friday we have
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a terrific concert. the terrific concert, zac brown band taking over our summer concert stage on friday. they want you to pick one of their songs. your choices, toes, chicken fried, or as she's walking away. text your number, 622639 or vote on our website, keep in mind data and message rates apply. >> from those videos, music videos, they seem like a lot of fun. >> they do. >> doesn't -- no, i'll save that as a surprise. let's get a check -- >> no, no. somebody we know sings one of their songs with them, i believe. jimmy fallon. >> that's his sighting. >> mr. roker. >> heat to talk about, continues in the southeast. for today, they are going to see a risk of strong storms into the southeast with rain moving into the northeast. some of it heavy at times. later this evening, beautiful day in the pacific northwest.
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sunny along the west coast after morning fog burns off. tomorrow risk of strong storms from northern texas into the lower mississippi river valley. sunny and hot out west. showers move up into northern new england. heat continue as long the southeastern atlantic koefd. mild from the upper great lakes into the mid ohio river valley. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> partly sunny in washington points east. points west we have rain on radar. getting heavy downpours, berkeley county, west virginia, washington county, maryland and farther south and west of there, we do have some lighter showers advancing east. they may hole together and move into the metro area no another hour. otherwise partly sunny, low 90s, early afternoon. later this afternoon to early evening scattered thunderstorms are possible. lower humidity wednesday through the end of the week into the weekend. >> don't forget you can get your weather any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable or online.
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and now, let's say hello to uncle willie scott. hey, willie. >> everybody knows it's beautiful in oregon, ohio. this time of year, the corn, the cob, good stuff. happy birthday mfrom smuckers. look at our birthday buddies. getting them lined up. bernice madigan from cheshire, mass. 112. the oldest person in the great common wealth of massachusetts. and then we have edith gooden of houston, texas. 105. look at this. devoted member of her church and has a twinkle in her eye for the guys. whoa. she likes the men. and august giraldi of beautiful downtown la canada, california. 100 years old today. proud wwii vet and loves to
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participate in public service activities. he'll want to meet the press. we don't fool around here. take a look, from raleigh, north carolina, great town, clara freeman. and she's 103. enjoys crocheting and quilting. longevity by eating lots of venlgities. good and good for you. this time of year, the best. and maurice goldstein of jacksonville, florida. 100 years old today. served in world war ii. my kind of guy. that's it. that's all. now back to new york. >> thank you so much. coming up, we're all going to go to cooking school and learn how to make kabobs. that's coming up right after this. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's" cooking school, kabobs 101. we've got four great grilled kabob recipes. our teacher is chris kimbell, he is the editor of "cook's illustrated." welcome back. let's get right to it. four different recipes. starting with chicken and the a. kind of bacon paste. how do we do it? >> that was the secret. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. moving along. >> first thing, we salt it for 30 minutes. like a brine. >> white or dark meat? >> white and dark. eight minutes on the grill, dark, about ten. the secret was, wow, the big secret, bacon fat. we're going to take the sauce and put it in. two pieces of regular bacon. this is not much fat. for some people, a little hors d'oeurve. run this. we end up with bacon paste. >> this is hot. >> this is trendy. just put it in.
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a little sweet and hot paprika and sugar. we mix that all up. >> how long do you marinade this? >> this is 30 minutes with salt. and this is just put on. and then we immediately put it on the skewer. >> by the way, if it's white and dark meat, you do not put them together or next to each other. >> white meat is eight minutes, dark meat, ten minutes. finish it off on a barbecue sauce. >> this is what it looks like? >> barbecue sauce has a lot of sugar in it. a lot of people slat there it but it will burn. >> let's start with the shrimp here already peeled. we want to caramelize it. >> if you leave the peel, the shell on, all that good stuff you put on the shell disappears when you take the shell off. we're taking the shell off to get it right on. we're going to put oil on these. and put a little bit of salt, too. what we're going to do is, to answer your question, sugar, which actually caramelizes that side down. >> yum.
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shrim shrimp cooks very fast. >> one thing you should look at is the way you put them on. head here, head here. put them together which means they don't overcook. squish them together. >> okay. >> when i say quickly, how quickly are we talking about? >> four to five minutes on the sugared side down. we're going to put this right on the grill here if you want. >> okay. four to five minutes. >> turn it over. the other secret is you don't want to overcook it. so we have on that grill, you can see there's some sauce. >> so many grills, hard to know where they are. >> when the shrimp is done we're going to take it off and put it right in the sauce. >> that's interesting. >> this is butter, a little chili paste, lemon juice, for 30 seconds to finish to don't over cook them. >> it cools them down because that is not a ho hot sauce. >> take them off when they're not quite ready. >> kind of when you look vegetables and put them in water right away. i think al has something for
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you. >> meat kabobs now. you have to combine the beef and vegetables on the same? >> two secret. vegetables take longer to cook than beef. >> i knew. >> because you're barbecuing. >> the other thing is we have nice big chunks of beef. >> oh, yeah. >> flintstone. >> what's the sauce? >> dinosaur meat. >> yes. >> three things in the sauce. italian salad dressing. you want three things, salt, brines it, tomato paste, beef fw flavor. beef stock has something in it that amplifies flavor. beef stock, tomato paste, salt, main ingredients. two hours of american namarinatn you put it on. >> does it matter how tightly packed the beef is? >> what you want to if you want to look right here, finished one, we packed everything tight together that helps to not overcook. when you put it on the grill like this we have the beef over the hot part of the fire right
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here, vegetables around. actually they're going to be a little less heat. take these off about 15 minutes, give the veggies another four or five. >> all right. and then we're doing the luau kabob. we're going the pork. >> a little marinade for 15 minutes. soy sauce, 15 minutes. the pork is a little smaller than the two-inch kabobs you had here. >> 15 minutes. remember, any time you're going to marinade meat or anything else, soy sauce has salt so it really works well. >> you actually put the vegetables on with a fork. >> it's nice to also take pineapple. we're going to -- >> thus, the luau. >> that's the luau. >> if i don't stab myself there. good. keep going. >> we have it standing by just in case. those go on for, you know, just eight minutes. >> and then keep going.
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put it on the grill. you said eight minutes and you get that nice -- >> the pork and the vegetables are going to cook well. the pineapple is going to insulate the pork. >> looks delicious. excellent. can we eat now? >> no, you can't eat now. >> what, eat? >> we can't. >> these are great recipes. >> thanks. >> that's the secret that i blew in the first round. thank you very much. recipes fresh at when we come back, jenna bush hager has a conversation with usher. but first, this is "today" on nbc. what makes the sleep number store different?
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u usher is my generation justin bieber. we grew up listening to his music. but recently after spending time with him it's his desire to give back that is so impressive. since 1999 his new look foundation has developed interactive programs and inspired our next generation. 10,000 kids and counting. ♪ he's known for his moves, those soulful sounds and millions of fans worldwide, he stans for eternity an artist solely known by one name. >> i think it has something to do with my name. >> reporter: a name with legacy and responsibility. usher raymond iv, known as much for his charitable work as his music. >> usher is something positive, a new light, a new opportunity for those who are less fortunate, you know. they say to whom much is given, much is required. >> reporter: and with that
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philosophy, usher created his new look foundation which has helped inspire over 10,000 kids around the world to give back. >> it's them taking ownership of the fact that they want to do something differently, they want to serve, they want to make a difference. and encourage them to find what they love. and if they can identify their talent, create a strategy, make a career of it, and then hoping to graduate from school and go on to college, and the only thing that i ask back from them is that they've continue to do what they did in the the new look, which is mentor other youth. >> reporter: his work is inspired by his past and those who came before him. who is your role model? >> michael jackson. as i child i saw, bill clinton, you know, bono, quincy jones acted as mentors to me. when i first decided that i wanted to do this work, they became, you know, kind of benchmarks or at least concepts in what i could do. >> reporter: and now at age 32,
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usher is the one playing mentor. his most famous mentee is teen sensation justin bieber. >> i don't think i'm going to find another justin bieber. i think that he is one of a kind artist and i think that his story has evolved. >> reporter: as a mentor ushler's approachability helps him connect with the kids he hopes to inspire and empower students to make a difference. last month the new look foundation hosted 500 young people at their annual world conference in atlanta. kids from all walks of life participated in courses on global health and investor. >> service has always been considered something of a sentence handed down be i a judge. especially one who comes to serve communities, if you're in trouble you have to do some service. so for me, i wanted to give them a new look on the service. >> reporter: 19-year-old brandon hamilton says all who attend are inspired by one goal, service. >> you know, we all have goals,
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dreams, and aspirations that we have in common and we like to go out in our communities and give back. >> i am going to be giving back to the community just knowing that that's what i need to live a happy life. >> what is a major take away that you want every kid to leave with? >> that no matter what it is, i can do it if i just believe in myself. >> one thing for someone to tell you that you can do it, but it's a different thing, it's a whole different thing when someone actually shows you how you can do it. >> and you know you can do it. >> yeah. >> yes. >> after the day, i, too, felt very inspired. usher told me that he's always looking for the next big thing. and that he didn't give me mean details, i'm keeping my eyes peeled for the next justin bieber. he said he has found something impressive. >> pretty intense. so exciting. what a deep, talented man. >> he's incredible. also coming up next, we're going to go for a walk on the
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wild side with asian otters and american crocodiles. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's" call of the wild, hot summer fun with cool animals. here with a few of her friends from the river banks to the the wetlands, seaworld and busch
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garden, julie. >> thank you, julie. >> that is the most beautifully colored bird i have ever seen. >> lighten up. >> these guys love to be high. they are very content when they're as high as they possibly can. these are wading birds or wetland birds. you just have to be up there, don't you? >> is that one potty trained, i hope? >> no. >> ah! the tallest one. >> he has sharp claws. a little to the left here. >> do we have anything to do after this? >> we just had otters taken into the studio now.
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>> you don't have to worry about it. we have water animals today. >> yes, we do. >> including these little crocodiles. they just came out of their shells over there. >> he mistook me for a turtle. >> this is a good old time hanging out up there. >> not a problem. thank you. >> since the otters are out, matt, you can just turn a little bit, if you would like. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> they will fly around. >> oh. >> thank you very much. not on your head but they're going to be on my head. >> go ahead. you can do that. i've already had a bird perched on my head. >> this is the smallest species of otters in the world. they are not sea otters. they're actually asian otters. i have a treat for you. >> aw, look at them. >> they're one of the most vocal species of otters there are.
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>> okay. >> they actually hunt with their paws, which a lot of otters or carnivores do. they use their paws. >> he took the shrimp and rubbed it on his chin before he ate it. >> why do you think he did that? >> i don't know. hanging on to it until he gets it in the right position to go down. these guys use -- they're very tactile. they have to have the sensitive paws. while they're looking and watching out for other predators. so they're out making sure that nothing else gets in, they are using their sensitive paws feeling in the mud, feeling around for all the different things they might find in the wild. they are from southeast asia so unfortunately they are hunted. they stay cool in the wetlands. these guys are actually 13 years old. they're vocal. they use their vocalizations to
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communicate to other members. they live in family members of 18 otters. they are monogamous. this is actually brother and sister. >> i think a lot of people are going to want to see these down on the end there. these are american crocodiles. >> that's right. this is an endangered specie. probably less than 1,000 of them in -- now, you're going to have to kind of hang on a little bit. >> got them. >> less than 1,000 in the united states. >> oh, my. these guys have big teeth? >> yes. >> little teeth now and then later, big teeth. >> how big is this going to get? >> over 12 feet. >> really? >> yes. >> growing rapidly. >> have a crocodile. you have to hang on to it so it doesn't move a lot in your hands. these, also, all of the animals that we've got today is basically fish eaters, small, you know, water type of animals.
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>> hey. >> looks like the fergie's daughters wore. >> thanks, julie. 8:56 is your time now. 81 degrees out there. clouds in the sky. storms on the way as well. tom will have the forecast after the news. i'm eun yang, august 9, 2011. police have r. investigating a deadly stabbing in north east washington. officers found the victim 56th and ede streets. no arrests so far. prince georges county police asking your help to bust an organized shoplifting ring. four people keep stealing from the safeway on fairway parkway and buoy. the suspects grabbed several thousand dollars of products from the store. we'll have weather and traffic when we come back. okay, you're the good cop. i'm the bad cop. look, it's still a great time to refinance. listen up, buster! we're not gonna pay any closing fees.
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radar showing heavy you pours in northern clark into jefferson and washington and frederick counties in maryland. heading off to the east with thunder into the metro area around 10:00 a.m. >> outer loop of the beltway in maryland, volume here on river road continuing to the american legion bridge. i can show you the american legion bridge is full in both directions. >> more news, weather and traffic in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show. playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle.
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[ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-tty/v. back now can more of "today" on this tuesday morning, 9th day of august, 2011. great day here on the plaza. great day in the studio. nice people gathered. we thank them very much. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker and savannah guthrie. earlier in the show we were talking about the zac brown band. for some reason i was looking at the screen and i said jimmy fallon and not jimmy buffet. >> jimmy fallon is musically
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talented. >> and that was before the bird jammed his claws into my brain. >> are you okay? >> i'm fine. coming up, the day after the big decline in the dow yesterday. more than 600 points. what's going to happen with the markets today? we're going to talk about that in just a couple of minutes. also this morning, talking about nutrition and one of the questions people have been asking me, especially when they're allergic, you should eat fish, what can you eat to compensate for it. you need to watch the segment, al. >> you do. >> absolutely. absolutely. and you know we've got -- it's bonanza time, jill martin is here with her steals and deals, exclusive discounts, everything from flowers to jewelry, including a get-away from the whole family to sunny orlando or you send the family and you stay at home. either way, it's a bargain. >> all right. and in today's beauty, why you may want to take a break
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from your normal beauty routine. why the best treatment may be no treatment at all. your hair, skin, and nails might thank you for taking a break in these summer months. kind of an unorthodoxed beauty treatment of the scalp. it's the claw of a live bird. >> it actually hurt a little bit. >> it went right so the scalp. look at it. i knew it was going to haland o me. >> right when it landed, you were -- >> oh, that was the food that made the wet feeling. >> i'm trying to get him on my hand. trying to help you out. it wasn't working out. . >> what choice did i have? let's go inside, natalie is standing by at the news desk with a look at the headlines.
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>> he didn't make a perfect landing. he kept sliding off. good morning. in the news this morning with the global markets plunging for the second straight day, expected to be another volatile day on wall street after the dow sank 600 points on monday. mandy drury is at cnbc's world headquarters. hoping for good news from the fed today. >> absolutely. it's going to hope in 30 minutes. future is pointed again to about the open but have been moving a little bit of steam going into the open. before you get too excited, even if we open higher it does not mean the recent volatility is over. it is, however, welcome from the steep losses that investors have been suffering recently. things to watch, gold prices. a record high. slow growth here and european debt problems. and you mentioned, natalie, the federal reserves today, as well, hoping they might be able to do something about the slowing growth and offer some calm to the markets. back to you. >> mandy drury, thank you.
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the remains of 30 american service members arrive at dover air force base in delaware today after their helicopter was shot down in afghanistan over the weekend. 22 were the members of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6, the elite unit that took down osama bin laden in may. at least one person has died in the riots sweeping across great britain. a 26-year-old man shot in his car in the city. chaos erupted again overnight as protesters battle riot police. 500 people have been arrested since saturday night. the prime minister has ordered 10,000 more officers on the streets to help put annd end to the violence. a memorial today in nag sack i can, japan, on the 66th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb there. the bell tolled in honor of the 80,000 victims. for the first time the u.s. sent a representative to the ceremony. students who check facebook
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often are more likely to have lower grades in school according to a new study from the american psychological association. and research shows that students from middle school through college got lower grades if they checked their facebook accounts at least once every 15 minutes. the most active young facebook users were more likely to have psychological disorders, anxiety and depression. and french culinary skills are coming a catch for the american snacking convenience. now they can get the hot fresh baguettes they love to eat 24 hours a day from street vending machines. but do the loves pass the french taste? as you see there. five minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> t >> we need an american version that dispenses doughnuts 24 hours a day, yeah. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather's concerned. strong storms pushing their way into western new york, western p.a., also activity firing up down through the southeast. that's where we have a risk of
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strong storms later today. on into the afternoon hours. a slight risk through the central plains. beautiful in the pacific northwest. heat will continue from texas into the southwest. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> increasing clouds in metro area. off to the west the radar showing areas of yellow and orange and red where we're getting moderate to heavy rains moving southwest to northeast out of washington county, northern frederick county in maryland. scattered, lighter showers farther south. shenandoah valley, those may move into the metro area in an hour. today sunny, low 90s, afternoon and early evening storms possible. lower humidity, cooler weather wednesday into the weekend. time now for joy bauer's sos, daily diet dilemma. joy bauer is here with "joy bauer's food cures." she has everything on how to get
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your entire family to exercise right and eat healthy to alternative nutrients if you suffer from seafood allergies. >> everything. >> you're taking the big one on. all right. first, holly in scotland. skype from shanahan, illinois. joining us live. good morning, holly. >> good morning. >> what's your question? >> my question is, my husband and i would like to start a healthy life. and we have three kids we would like to have some more energy for and to teach them healthy habits but it's very overwhelming trying to get started. we would like help with getting started. >> i love this type of question. holly, there are so many things you can do. the first thing i'm going to she'll you is simple. get the soda and sugary beverages out of the house. nix them completely. next, make produce play a prominent role in your home. you're always going to have a bowl of delicious seasonal produ produce, fresh fruit, right on the counter. when you pass it you're apt to grab it.
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it's going to be a blast of nutrition and fill you up. plump peaches, highly visible shelf on that fridge. anything your family likes. the third thing and the last thing is to focus on dinner. dinner tends to be the hardest time for people. we're exhausted. and we need to unravel. how old are your kids? >> they are 8, 5, and 3. >> i think it would be great to make it a family affair. dinner specifically. and designate one special night for each of your kids. in other words, one child cooks and preps with you on tuesday night. the other night has thursday night. even your little one can wash and mash and make somewhat of a mess, draw pictures or place settings for the table. if you do these three things. focus on produce, put a lot of attention into deinner, and get rid of the sugary beverages, you will be on your way to a healthy track. >> now to the phones. linda is calling in from harper
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woods, michigan. good morning, linda. are you there, linda? linda, hello? >> hi. >> hi, linda. >> hey, linda. >> what's your question for joy? >> hi. my sister is allergic to seafood, therefore she doesn't get the omega 3s in her system naturally from fish. what can she eat or take to get the omega 3 fat she needs? >> so you know that the fatty fish like salmons are loaded with omega 3s, i talk about it all the time. the good news, there are non-seafood plant sources that will give you a blast of omega 3. the only caveat is the fish has the most powerful potent type of omega 3. so while they're not as powerful, the plants are a great option for your sister. flax seed is a terrific source of these plant-based omega 3.
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if she's looking for one a day prescription, i would say add one to two tablespoons of the flax seed into her food she can put them in oatmeal or yogurt or cottage cheese or fruit smoothie. another idea is to have a handful of walnuts every afternoon because walnuts is the nut of choice when it comes to the omega 4 pla3 plant-based fo. she can look to pick up some of the food products that are fortified with omega 3s, eggs, breads, cereals. you will know it's right there on the package. she will know she's picking up something. >> are those chia seeds the same thing as chia pets? >> yes. and if she does, let us know. it might be a great thing. >> amusing her children and getting hair at the same time. >> also, you can pick up the dha
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allergy supplements. but in that case you want to check with the brand company and her physician to make sure they are entirely safe. but the algae supplements has the omega 3 that fish have. >> and a viewer e-mail. is it possible to get too many anti-oxidants? what are the effects on your body if you do get too much? >> you can never overdose from food sources. you know that produce is loaded with anti-oxidants when it's deep in color. produce right on your plate. on the other hand, you can get too much from high-dose supplements. al, from scientific studies we know that the high-dose supplements really don't deliver much healthier. the bottom line is od on food and skip the high-dose supplements. >> joy bauer, thanks. i'm going to try to take the chia seeds. they might help me. steals and deals, everything from jewelry and sunglasses, jo
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but a lot of it sells out before. there are back-up deals but if you like something here, run to the computer and get your little hands ready because i've been walking around and people have been stopping me saying i got the necklace, i got the jacket. really exciting. and today we have amazing items and something for everybody. >> okay. so let's get right to it. starting first with these convertible dresses by two chicks and made of lightweight jersey material, as you can see here, in three different colors. actually two different lengths. >> right. everybody loves a wrap dress. you can wrap a lot of different ways. it's hard for you to do that. but they have the instructions on the website. retail, $145. as you said, you can wear it from the beach to a barbecue or dressy. it's actually, this wrap dress is all body types. lightweight jersey, packs easily, doesn't wrinkle. two styles, convertible which will hit below the knee. and then the convertible mini is the coral one. you see the difference. it comes in three colors. teal, coral, and black.
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it incleeds angelina jolie, bro brooke shields. $29. you can wrap it all different ways. these, i made up. >> let's move on to joy always is a big seller here, and you have once again some beautiful monogrammed necklaces. these are by danielle stevens in four different styles to choose from. >> the retail, $105. again, four different styles. you can monogram any single letter. 12 karat gold plated with brass. miley cyrus, the retail, $105. the deal, $30. that's 71% off. >> wow. >> and it's a beautiful piece. vintage. >> they look like beautiful monogrammed. they look like lock gets. >> great gift. and sunglasses because you need them this time of year. they come in seven styles.
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they have scratch resistant lenses. >> right. the retail, $220. as you said, hand-made frames. they look good on you. >> i'll try them on. >> uv 400 lenses. scratch resistant lenses. jessica alba, katy perry. the retail, $220. the deal is $48. that's 78% off. >> wow. >> and when you logon to today dol and they link you see what fits your face type. this is the way to buy a great pair of sunglasses and have fun with it. >> i love that they're scratch resistant lenses because i have too many pairs that have been scratched. >> i throw it in my bag, too, and then forget about them. next, this is new for us, actually. flowers. these are dried flowers although you wouldn't know by looking at them because they're spectacular. dri retail, $110 to $175. my mom will have flowers and
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if you want this trip, get on it right now. the package for two adults, two children. in the heart of international drive, points orlando. you see it here. area shops, restaurants and more, transportation to universal studios, seaworld, the new harry potter, less than 15 minutes away from the resort. kids 9 and under eat free at the buffet with a paying adult. they even have karaoke night. perfect for you. >> i'm booked then. >> retail, $460. that's, again, four nights, five days. the deal, $199. that's 57% off. for four nights, five days. kids included, right? >> right. >> bring your kids. two adults, two kids. a lot of people buy tickets to the theme park and it's the hotels that are so expensive surrounding it. this is a great way to bring you family away to a discount. >> you have until next augusto use this trip, too. >> yes. >> all right. jill martin, as always, thank
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and this thick and creamy greek yogurt, so rich and full of flavor. it was a grueling trip! try new activia french and greek yogurt. a world of great new tastes. 9:26 is your time on tuesday august 9, 2011. i'm eun yang. break news, amtrak passengers expect delays up to 60 minutes. a disabled new jersey train outside penn station in new york is to blame. until the train can be cleared, one track is available for travel in each direction. a maryland woman missing in aruba and the plan she was traveling with is in police custody. 35-year-old robin gardner from frederick, maryland and disappeared on vacation. he says they were snorkeling, and gardner never made it back and gardner never made it back to shore.
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good morning. radar showing rain moving in from the west, heading off to the east. and a bit of heavier downpours where you see oranges and reds into the east northeast and the metro area in a few minutes. today, storms, highs low 90s.
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let's see what's happening. today, we've got a risk of strong storms down through the southeast. also the mid plains. sunshine in the pacific northwest. rain into the northeast later this afternoon. sizzling conditions from texas into the southwest. again for tomorrow, as well, where the risk of strong storms in the explained and the mid and lower mississippi river valley. heat makes its way up into the interior pacific northwest. a lot of heat and hot weather along the southeastern atlantic coast. showers and thunderstorm moving into northern new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. we have rain moving in from the west heading from the southwest toward the northeast showing up on radar. you see areas of orange and red. that's where it's coming down harder. and we will have this coming into the metro area within the hour later today. partly sunny, low 90s. we could get a scattered afternoon or early evening thunderstorm. after that, lower hugh in place with cooler weather. wednesday into saturday, could get more showers and storms on sunday
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>> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, thank you, al. coming up next, why it's a good idea to faketake a break f your beauty routine. al, we tell you that every morning. >> right after this. and off we go! seeking inspiration from the world's best yogurts for activia selects in paris we discovered the inspiration for a totally new yogurt. activia selects french so silky and smooth with lots of juicy fruit. then our search took us to beautiful greece
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♪ ♪ unleash the hidden power of bisquick. ♪ this morning on "today's" beauty why you should take a little vaca from your year-round beauty routine. executive editor of "real simple" magazine is here to tell us the nail, skin, and hair needs a much needed break. they will thank you for it. >> thanks for having me. >> let's start with hair. when we get kind of hot and
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sweaty outside, our temptation is to wash it more. >> all of that summer beauty the is simplify, simplify, simplify. less is more. with hair, there are three problems, right? uv rays, salt, and chlorine. it makes your hair dry. other thing is to stop blow drying your hair and using styling products. bad. the first thing is to shampoo every other day. for those of white house have a hard time doing that -- >> some people have oily hair, oh. >> it's really difficult. a dry shampoo is really great. put it on the rooting. it will absorb oil and make it shinier. >> spray under the roots and leave it there? >> do it. >> what else? >> use a leave-in conditioner. gives you more moisture and gives you a little hold so you don't have to use styling products on top of that. >> you say this kind of gets the build-up off your hair. >> a lot of people like relaxing and treating yourself right.
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this is an apple cider vinegar rinse. cup and a half of vinegar and the water. and essential oils so you don't smell like a salad. put it in a spray bottle. spritz your roots. five minutes, it's done. >> wet hair or dry hair? >> dry hair. removes the residue and gives you shine. >> moving on to the face. this is another one where you do want to be washing your face all the time but you say that dries it out. >> your skin has natural oils. again, we're sweating and cleansing all the time. we want to take a break in the morning, don't wash your face. use warm water. >> don't use cleanser. >> splash water. follow with your sunscreen, of course. at night if you are really dry, skip one night of cleansing. take off your makeup though. you don't ever go to bed with your makeup on. >> wipe off with these towelettes that you recommend and then the moisturizer. >> and then don't put the moisturizer. the good thing is they are super
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gentle from neutrogena. if you have to wear a heavy cream, you can't do without, do a light serum instead for the summer. >> i thought they were supposed to help with dryness. >> sometimes your skin's balance gets off balance. you need to let your skin react. >> this looks like breakfast to me. >> this is exfoliating and moisturizing mask that you can do a couple times a week. plain yogurt and oats. mix them together on your face, 10 to 15 minutes, you're done. >> nail, pedicures and manicures, having sandals on. you say take it easy on that, too. >> getting into the water is really bad. the ocean and the chlorine can really damage your nails. of course, getting manicures more often than we used to in the summer. those two things can weaken and make your nails soft. what you want to do first off, skip every other manicure if you can. if you want to keep them groom, great buffer. $1.25 at the drugstore. buff in the direction of your
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nail. >> nail polish on? >> no. give them a break. buy some pills at the health food store will help supplement it. home remedy, kick up the sugar, olive oil, rub it into the cuticles on your hands. >> your feet, skip the pedicure, too. >> this is for body, actually. if your skin, again, in the water all the time, it gets very dry. skip moisturizer during the day, actually. at night do a really anti-oxidant packed moisturizer. >> what is this? >> coffee grounds and olive oil. scrub. do it in the shower. the coffee grounds, caffeine will tighten your skin a little bit, too. >> for cellulite. >> who knows. yes. do it in the shower. >> another reason to love coffee. >> okay. finally, are what do we have here? >> feet. pounding the pavement, exposed to the elements. first of all, use a foot one in the shower. >> they always want to scrape off the callous. >> you can soften your feet a
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little like this. and then for an at-home thing, a tea bath. it's a goods astriastringent an deodorizer. >> thank you. >> thank you. still ahead, great recipes straight from the garden in today's kitchen. but first, these messages.our da not have our eyes, our noses, or our ears. " kitchen. but first, these messages. our family. they' and family deserves the best. new petarmor flea and tick protection. it has the same active ingredient as frontline, so it's just as effective against fleas and ticks, but costs about half as much. so, although the family resemblance may not be clear, your bond is unmistakable. new petarmor. same protection as frontline at about half the cost. available at stores near you. and off we go! seeking inspiration from the world's best yogurts for activia selects in paris we discovered the inspiration for a totally new yogurt.
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this may be the best in the world. oikos greek yogurt possibly the best yogurt in the world. some people like beach vacations, some people like adventure travel, but would you go to baghdad for a break? writer took a trip to iraq this past may as a tourist and wrote about it for the september issue of "playboy" magazine. paula, good morning. >> good morning. >> people do read it, get "playboy" for the articles,
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especially yours. >> absolutely. that's what i told my dad. >> exactly. >> i don't think baghdad is quite on the top ten vacation spots list just yet. so why go there? i mean, it's not safe. >> well, you know, it actually depends. it's kind of ironic. if you're outside of the green zone in the unfortunately named red zone you're actually safer. you know, i think a lot of people just think of baghdad as kind of a war zone, they don't understand why you should go there when actually iraq is a cradle of sivization. this is where writing was created. and actually saddam had not been such a nar cystcistic maniac, i would have been bigger than egypt. we walked around archaeological places that. >> reporter: 6,000 years old. and it was really interesting. granted, here was the random place where it was like the hangout for al qaeda in iraq,
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but -- >> outside that, you're fine. souds so relaxing already. you were there for nine days. you actually saw quite a bit of the country not to mention quite a bit of the check points as well. plenty of checkpoints, right? how much were you able to see? >> you know what? i was actually able to see a lot. two tourisms, a nine and 16-day tour. i was only on the nine-day tour. we went all around. we went to mosul, kir kikukirku. >> you were on bus with other western tourists which actually probably made it more difficult. the rest of the trip you weren't. >> it was actually interesting because some people were there for interesting reasons. a woman was there because her iraqi diplomat lover died and she was there to see her grave. the only way to get into iraq was on a group tour right now. you can't get a single iraqi visa. and then there were some people who just like dangerous things.
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and there was a german guy who liked to jump our famous things. >> two tour companies, as i understand, that go there. >> yes. >> this was the one that was the american tour company. it's interesting because of all the billions of dollars that our government has spent, are you seeing that the rebuilding efforts are actually taking hold? do you see a country that is now starting to pick up and starting to thrive? >> let's put it this way. the roads are paved and that's nice. however, i will say when i came back they came out with these $6 billion number and i was not that shocked. it was -- one of the reasons i went is it was interesting to see because maliki, accused of stealing the election, and he had come out with a 100-day promise saying, you know, obama asked i'm going to clean up corruption and we were there on the very tail end of this promise. and the violence was just going through the roof. it's really unfortunate because now they're saying that the
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iraqis want to invite the u.s. to stay. and as one u.s. army man involved with operations told me, you know what, if we don't day, the iraqis are kind of -- if we do stay, we're, you know. because they have said, listen, we're going to blow it up. >> so not recommended, i think, for travel just yet but -- >> actually, you know what? they have very good security. i would recommend it. i would not recommend bringing children along. >> right. >> and i would recommend a heck of a lot of patience because 159 checkpoints in one day is a little bit tiring. >> and not to mention you have to wear head coverings and all of that. keep in mind for women it's definitely a culture. >> for women it's a very different experience than for men. men, burqa in 120 degree heat is not exactly fun. >> as always, thank you. great perspective. you can read the article in "playboy" because i know you
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just get it for the articles. coming up in "today's" kitchen, fresh from your garden.
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, easy as one, two, three. the executive chef of new york city, and greens and veggies. he's here to share us with us to put your home vegetable garden to work. good to see you. >> good to see you, as well. >> what is ratatouille. >> ratatouille is a peasant dish almost. it's simple. it's all about summer vegetables and tomatoes and peppers and great summer vegetables coming out of your garden right now. >> your secret right now is oil. >> one of the things that rat to we has is herbs. we have fresh herbs and make our
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own oil, which is easy. >> anybody can do it? >> anybody can do it. throw the herbs in there, heat up the oil, pour it inside, let it sit for a couple of days or hours. >> keep it for long? >> in the refrigerator, about a month. >> how do we get started? >> vegetables here, which we're going to add to -- we have a little bit of oil. >> you always want to eat fresh. >> all of our vegetables are from the garden. actually a couple of these vegetables here are from my personal garden. >> hot. different types of eggplants are in here. we're going to season this. a little bit of salt here. and pepper, different peppers, different types of peppers in here. we also have lots of squash. squash is one of those main agreedens there. so i'm going to have you actually stir this up here. get you involved a little bit. >> all righty. >> how long do you cook this? >> one of the things you want to do is cook this into it gets into a nice caramelization. it brings out the sugars in there. wonderful flavor to it. you really going to get the true
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flavor of the vegetable. what we have here actually is sort of a base. this is basically just a fresh tomatoes that has been cooked down with a little bit of garlic and a little bit of onion. this is sort of our thing. what we're going to do is we're going to add a little bit of basil to this right here. we've got great basil up there again from the garden. we're also going to add vegetables. this is where we're going to bring them. nice and roasted. caramelized here and we're going to add all those. >> that is in addition to these? >> that's basically what that was. >> i see. >> now, i have it here. i want to roast off a couple ahead of time. >> i 2k3w067 gotcha. >> we have all the vegetables here roasted to caramelization. mix it up with the sauce. the nice thing about this tomato sauce is unique. fre fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic. >> you're making stuffed
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zucchini? >> stuffed zucchini flowers. >> how hard is it to find these? >> they're really hard to find. actually, they grow out in the garden or at the farmer's market. >> what do you stuff them with? >> these are being stuffed. you can take one of the squash blossoms here and open it up and take out the inside. and then what we do is take a little bit of ricotta cheese and basically parmesan and basically just going to stuff that right inside. >> once you have that, you put this in an egg wash and dredge sunset. >> dredge it. dredge it in an egg, flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. we end up with a little bit of ratatouille here with stuffed squash. >> that's amazing. >> ricotta, parmesan. >> one for you. >> where do we keep the forks around here? >> oh, there. >> you don't find them too often, right? >> it's a light fish.
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it has a little bit of intricacy to it. really pleasant. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. meanwhile, coming up, ten secrets of super happy couples. >> plus, 21-year-old inspired staten island with a lesson in cake decorating.
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very humid start to this day. we'll check on the forecast coming up. 9:56 is our time. tuesday august 9th. i'm barbara harrison. amtrak passengers are facing up delays up to an hour after two cars derailed near penn station. no one was hurt but until the train can be cleared one track available for travel in each direction. d.c. delegate norton's annual job fair takes place today at washington convention center. starts at 9:30 this morning. there will be workshops on resume writing and interviewing skills. the job fair starts at 11:00. the forecast from tom. >> good morning. some rain moving in from the west. right now radar where you see the pockets of yellow and orange, coming down harder around leesburg and loudoun
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county, to cross the potomac. pockets of moderate rain into carol county. today, sunny, low 90s. scattered showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon and evening. lower humidity with cooler weather after that as we get toward the weekend. now danella, how's traffic? >> we're looking good, a final look at area bridges. starting the the american legion bridge. outer loop was crowded a minute ago. but we are clear. we shoot over to the key bridge as well, looking very good. and the 14th street bridge is all the way clear as you make your commute into d.c. back to you. >> thank you. the tick population is increasing in our area along
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from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. it is booze-day tuesday, it's august 9th, 2011. guess what, it's the birthday of an american sex symbol, that's right. she is 81 years old today. we want to say big happy birthday to betty boop. yes, we do. she's 8 1 today. there's another american sex
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symbol having a birthday today, our own hoda woman! [ cheers and applause ] hoda woman, 26 today. >> you know what, you know what -- 47. i know. 47. >> that seems young do me, my darling. that seems young and child-like and wonderful. >> really? >> oh, yeah. i'm 11 years older than you are. and at my age, those years tend to be dog years, it's like 128. how do you feel on this 47th day of your life? >> i feel great. you know what's funny. i don't love my birthdays, but i don't despise them. i just kind of have them and go through them. i don't ever remember having a big party or anything. but i like 47. i actually like how i feel this year much better than in the last five or six. >> well, you had a brush with mortality. which sobers a person. >> yes. >> the only time you've been sober, ever. but that does change the way you look at your life.
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every birthday after will be even more special. >> it's been five years since that time. and then, you know, the rest of my life is exciting. >> we're going to talk about that in a little bit. >> and we'll tell you some of the other famous people who have birthdays today. melanie griffith. whitney houston. 47. >> deion sanders, 43. >> wait, am i 47? >> i'm 47, that's what i thought. that's what everybody told me. you don't know how old you are? >> i thought whitney houston was a year older than me. >> gillian anderson -- we don't want to talk about people that are younger than we are. and eric dana -- >> no, no. they barely have a wrinkle on them. this is a very interesting book called "the secret language of birthdays." >> we should point out, your birthday is coming up next week.
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>> but it's not about me today, it's about you. >> we were reading about you in this book, with your picture and frank's is in here, it's weird how spot-on the personality traits are of you. >> we'll talk about that next week. here are the strengths. >> okay. >> of people born on this day. you are structured. >> structured? >> no. >> altruistic. which good. you're very philanthropic, thoughtful. your weaknesses, you want to know? >> you're righteous. you're authoritarian. >> tell them about the party the otherite in the hamptons. >> i was at a party, i was bossing everyone around. you're sitting there, you're singing. i don't know what's wrong with me. >> you're hanging around with bethany frankel. >> you're very adept at sizing people up and know how to approach them and convince them of what is best. >> all right. >> and it's very important that those born on this day, that's the most important thing, have a trusted friend who can warn them
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when they get off-track. like don't lie, don't -- steal. don't cheat. all of those things. >> you're going to take care of me. >> i'm there for you. >> okay. >> anyway, we have a very special wish to you today from somebody. would you please look at your monitor? >> happy birthday, hoda, shake it for me, girl. ♪ shake it for me, girl ♪ shake it for me ♪ happy birthday, looking forward to seeing you and kathie lee tomorrow whereky do some shaking for you girls. but anyway, i'll be bringing some beer and wine, so y'all get ready. >> i like luke. >> who is that? >> luke, he's hot! he sings that "country girls." >> he's adorable. >> looking forward to that. >> we also have another little present for you today. for the first time in national television in the flesh. jay is here. jay is here for you, hoda woman. >> happy birthday.
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>> thank you. >> shake it for me. >> and they text about five times a day. >> where am i. >> this is a surprise. >> yes, it is. >> how did you convince jay to do that? >> i had nothing to do with it. he didn't need convincing. >> we brought you some champagne. >> thank you. >> jay, how happy are you on this 47th birthday of hoda. looking forward to 47 more. >> awwww, thank you. >> even when you're old and drooly and in a wheelchair. >> thank you. >> and you know, i thought today would be tequila tuesday. >> tequila, he loves that. >> well, jay, thank you. >> oh, this -- he brought glasses for that, too. >> okay. >> stop, my mom is watching, my mom is watching. >> for later. >> see you later, thank you.
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>> aww, wasn't that sweet, that you did that. >> hey, i've tried to be very, very respectable, a little of you and your privacy with jay. but it's out, now, baby. it's out. >> thank you. >> i love it, when i knew you were gonzo, when you said, no one has ever looked at me the way he does. you started to cry, hoda. >> you did? >> i think he was just hungry. >> anyway, thank you guys for everything. that was nice. >> now listen, in 365 days, a woman puts on a lot of makeup. >> yes. >> these people in i believe it's a belgian model that they use, a dutch couple did a documentary called, natural beauty. and they took nearly nine hours to put on 365 days worth of what that would mean in terms of, that's like seven bottles of
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foundation. two bottles of creamy eyes, three lip pencils, two bottles of blush. when people applying makeup on a daily basis. >> i wonder how she didn't go to the bathroom for nine hours. she could only eat or drink through a straw. there's the very end. look at it look at the difference. >> so that is, that is a warning to us. >> what is that telling us? >> to cleanse carefully. >> you know sometimes you get in late and think oh, what the heck and go to bed with anything on you, not good. >> that is nasty. that was a good little exercise. >> a good visual. >> sometimes, sometimes, i don't care how much i wipe off my makeup and this happened again, because i keep trying to figure it out. i got the wipes, the neutrogena ones that are supposed to get everything. i get up in the morning and on my pillowcase it's as if i didn't take off one bit of makeup. i can't help it. i'm doing what they said, i'm washing it off. >> maybe you're not doing it properly.
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bobbie thomas is here today, we have a new thing we're very excited about. my hair looks like this, my makeup. hoda has on orange nails. because today we're going to be become bobbie dolls. >> she's chosen. they weren't ones we would have normally picked out for ourselves. >> no, that's the fun of being a bobbie-doll. >> we have another trend, we have two wonderful new interns. >> this is the biggest hair trend going on. >> you guys have braids and gold streamery things in your hair. >> feathers are out now? >> feathers are out. >> they're so boring. >> would you guys wear this in real life? or just on tv with us right now? >> i would definitely put these in. if i was going to a party. >> maybe i would wear them to a football game, like spray red in my hair, like go maryland. >> this is all it is. it's just that stuff that you used to wrap presents. that's it. nothing to it. >> nothing. >> finally, a trend we can
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it's a challenge for couples to keep love going strong when there are so many distractions in today's fast-paced world. >> editor in chief of "women's health" chelle callahan is here to let us in on the scientifically-proven traits of happily married people. >> we have skeptics in the room already. >> we're going to jump right in.
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we'll see how on the money you guys are. >> we're going do say, pretend like you've just met. we're not talking about going to a bar, acting like you're strangers and role-playing. >> you can do that, too. but over time, couples stop asking the exploratory, get to know each other questions. but we're evolving all the time. you have to maintain a sense of curiosity about your partner to keep that connection growing. >> you have to keep that conversation going. you kind of get used to each other. you tune out, where you got to keep having these conversations and talk about new things, different things, current affairs. >> what if your guy is kind of stuck in a rut. because a lot of men are. they like to talk just a couple of things. >> you have to introduce the new topic. >> all right. number two -- control the booze. >> take it easy with all that boozing now. >> we say moderation. >> we're talking about four or more drinks in one setting for women and five or more for men. that's excessive drinking. >> that has a lot of implicationings. people who like to party are often not the people who want to
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settle down and make a commitment and be in a relationship. and so the more you drink, the less likely you are to get married, and the more likely you are to break up. so keep that in moderation. you need to have your good judgment. >> and the more likely you're going to blurt something else, jump in the sack. all that stuff. >> exactly. >> so hoda has learned from her mistakes, she really has. >> so technology can be an issue. there are people who are excessive tweeters, they put all their business out on facebook. >> i see why kids do it. they get all caught up. they have no idea of the consequences of things. but adults should know better. >> at "women's health" we say tweet responsibly. technology is part of our modern world. but if you're tethered to your smartphone and you're always looking down, you're not engaging from the person across the dinner table. and you're sending the message, they're not entertaining enough, they're not interesting enough to hold your attention. >> it's rude. it's rude. >> social networking in itself is, all of it introduces you to a lot of your exes, a lot of
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other people. it can be bad for your relationships. because people spend way too much time interacting with way too many people. >> in itself, there's nothing wrong, it's like alcohol. but people get obsessed with it. they get on and never get off. >> they're addicted. >> yeah. >> blake shelton -- he's sitting next to his wife and i interviewed his wife and she says, hey, he's always tweeting. and he's like hey, i'm right here. >> that doesn't bode well. >> although i wish them all the happiness in the world. >> next, if you have healthy friends with healthy relationships, your relationship tends to be healthy. as opposed to friends who are always bickering with their spouses. >> research has shown that if your friend gets a divorce, you are up to 75% more likely to get a divorce. >> there's almost like a contagious aspect to getting a divorce. and with you're with somebody who is talking about negative things with their relationships, negativity begets negativity. so surround yourself with happy couples. >> you can't dump your friends
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when they're going through tough times. >> no, absolutely. you want to nurture and -- >> to pull away from your relationship. you get the girlfriend who is in a man-hating phase. she's very contagious with that. you need to let them know that that's not healthy. >> and don't participate in that sort of man-bashing relationship. >> unless they really, really deserve it. >> true. >> this last one, limit chick flicks. what's that? >> well i think this is true. >> it's absolutely fine to watch a romantic comedy every now and then, but if you watch them constantly, this promotes this magical thinking about relationships. there's aulsz a happy ending, there's always of these grandiose gestures. so sure, watch them once in a while, but alternate them with a drama. >> you know what i like, "legends of the fall." >> what a great movie. >> we have such a big show. we've got hoda's birthday. >> oh my god.
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time for our special series, sara in the city, where we send sara out to the streets of new york to investigate some of the coolest jobs in the big apple. >> in honor of hoda's birthday, sara wanted to do something special. >> today i'm going to learn how to be a singing telegram performer. hoda's birthday is coming up and i decided this year i had to knock the gift out of the park. so i'm doing something really special, hopefully on tune for my special girl. i decided to enlist the help of john shippy, owner of big apple singing john has been in the business for more than 15 years. what's the first step? >> the first step is to get you into a costume. >> that sounds like fun. >> we're going to do that today at abracadabra.
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>> i like you already, let's do it. >> so, john, when i look around this room, there are thousands of costumes, how i do even get started? >> what do you think you would have the most fun with? >> i need to find a costume that suits my personality. this should be easy, i think. >> a lot of skin here, people. i feel like the girls are going to fall out. ♪ ♪ woo woo! >> it's interpretive chicken dancing. >> toto, we're not in kansas any more. >> okay, i've got my costume, it's time for a quick lesson. >> you want to make a chicken
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noise your very own. everybody has their own special chicken noise. baaak, baaak. what's yours? >> baaarrrk. >> i'm ready to take my skills out into the field. my first mission -- a thank you telegram. joe hanna wants to thank loretta for all the delicious meals she's served at this senior center. >> miss loretta -- ♪ for serving me every day ♪ you are clucking amazing ♪ in every single way ♪ i here for loretta and i want to say ♪ ♪ you do so well with the food every day ♪ ♪ i just met you and i really love you ♪ ♪ so are your friends in the orange and blue ♪ >> the next mission, a payback telegram. last week frank sent his brother a telegram for his birthday.
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today, jamie wants to get back at his brother. so with the help of lynn. one of big apple's full-time performers. we're going to give jamie a double dose, two telegrams in one. ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> uh-oh! >> so, am i ready for hoda's birthday? game on! >> she did very well. >> she did. >> our sara. where, where -- >> i think there's a little surprise for you right this very moment. ♪ the cake will come out for hoda ♪ ♪ bet your bottom layer that for hoda ♪ ♪ we'll have fun ♪ just thinking about our hoda ♪ clears away the cobwebs from the wallet ♪ ♪ if we've got time ♪ today is your birthday ♪ we love you ♪ happy birthday
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♪ and in our book, you're a-okay ♪ >> from your i-hoda to your crazy dance ♪ ♪ from early morning workouts ♪ to our dreams before ten ♪ and even her wild hair ♪ i am a fan [ cheers and applause ] >> you rock! >> i love you, sara. >> i love you, too. >> get in there. >> you have no idea how much i want some. that was great, sara, thank you, darling. still to come, how to prevent crow's feet, frown lines, to keep your face wrinkle-free. and dressing us up as bobbie dolls. >> i look like a pimp. ...some chocolates swiss! ah...the best in the world. oikos greek yogurt from dannon. really? wait until you try it.
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we are back on this booze-day tuesday and you know our today's style editor, bobbie thomas, isn't afraid to try the latest trends. and we seem to say to her, only you could pull that off, bobbie. so we decided to put her to the test and let her turn us into bobbie dolls. for one day only, she had the full range to dress us up in styles she wanted to try. let's take a look. ♪ >> bobbie dolls are here! >> how are you? >> bobbie.
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here you go. >> it's like, i don't even get in the door, i love it. >> i'm so excited. >> what's wrong with the way we dress? >> does this make me look fat? >> right here. >> i don't feel sexy at all. >> there's a reason for that. >> time out. kathie, these shoes, can you see my eye through there? there's a hole. >> i want those back. >> what would be better? what would enhance us. >> i've never felt more uncomfortable. >> i want to switch it up and try some other things. >> is it going to rock our world? >> are you going to mess with my hair? >> yes, i kind of have an idea. >> get out while you can. >> work your magic. >> how fun would this cape be? >> it's like cruella deville. >> it's so -- >> come on. >> it's sort of like not a vest, it's a lariat necklace.
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>> now you need the hat for your halloween costume. >> the hat? >> for me? it does? am i the butt of a joke? >> now, hoda, you always wear a pump. but i do want to see you in a cage shoe. >> they're gargantuan. do you see what i have to deal with? >> hello. >> tada? [ crickets ] . >> they make my feet look small. >> it's a miracle. ♪ hallelujah >> i'm going to be back in just a moment. >> i'm having fun. who's next. >> all right, hoda woman, let's go. >> she just needs the right shoe. >> that's great. >> my turn. >> all right. come on out. >> okay. let me take a look in full view. >> i'm -- ridiculous. these are big now?
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>> rompers are big. >> you like that name. >> rompers. i like romping that's different than this, if you know what i mean. >> it doesn't feel like pajamas? >> yeah, but i don't wear pajamas, i sleep in my wedding ring. next? >> now we're talking. i am liky-liky. >> you look so beautiful. >> what am i 17 or what? >> how cute is this? >> what's next, my darling. >> okay. hold that thought. >> yeah. i don't know, these harem pants things are big again, right? does mc hammer know? ♪ hammer time >> i'm in love with this right here, darling. >> what is taking so long? ♪ >> you look so great. >> so nice. >> so fun to dress you up.
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>> you look so cute for us. >> come on. >> cute. >> one more. ♪ >> now my teenaged daughter is going to have a fit. honestly. >> it's better than -- >> i have to get the -- >> you look so flipping hot! >> i look radicchio. thank you, bobbie. we were looking forward to being bobbie dolls. >> okay, we're excited. >> can i say that i love you both so much. this was so fun. >> ready? >> so drum roll for hoda -- and -- tada! >> oh! you look smoking hot. >> i never wear pants. >> you are in a jumpsuit. it's sleep, it's chic. >> and look at the back.
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>> that's really cute. >> it's okay to let a bra strap show if it looks clean like this. they're finally getting it. and you have the legs for this. the shoe adds a pop of color, this is madden girl and the belt is reece. >> and then kathie lee -- drum roll and -- boom! >> oh, i love. go, shake it. >> one more, back. >> i can't, my boobs are too big. >> this is a great top. it looks funny on the hanger, but it looks great on. and i love the pants, $14.99 from tj maxx. >> where's our sara? >> woo! >> oh, yeah. >> you've got the romper. >> this is one of kathie lee's
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runner-ups. the reason i wanted to put my own outfit on her is that somebody else can pull it off and i just want everyone at home to know that it's fun to see yourself through someone else's eyes, so invite your girlfriend over to shop in your closet and you can do your own sort of bobbie. >> do our friends on facebook like all this? we want to know if you like it. if you do it, we'll do it every friday on bobbie's buzz. don't hurt bobbie's feelings. >> how can you make your face smooth and wrinkle-free at any age, up next. and a surprise musical visit. and we'll be right back! >> guess who is singing? you kids almost ready? i've got breakfast waiting for you. whoo! uh-oh. what? mom's doing her exercise video again. when mom's on a health kick, all of us are. and now she's made us breakfast. uh-oh. ♪
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whether you're in your 20s or you're hitting your 50s. there are things that you can do to diminish, maybe even prevent facial wrinkles. >> and clanna barfield has some hints to prevent wrinkles. >> you want to get started as early as possible and sunscreen is what you start with. and you combine your sunscreen with an anti-oxidant serum, that's going to minimize free radical damage in your skin which causes tiny creases. and this one is great. it's from skinmedica, their vitamin c and e complex. it's $95, but it's very potent, but a high price tag. >> to our 30s, take us into our 30s? >> in your 30s, you're going to do the same thing you did in your 20s. your sunscreen, your anti-oxidant serum and you're going to incorporate an
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over-the-counter retinal. to promote collagen stimulation. it's going to pump up your skin. this one from newt rutrogena, t rapid repair night cream. >> you can get it from a drug store. >> yes. >> let's go into the 40s. >> back to the 40s. >> in the 40s, you need stronger ingredients. you do have your sunscreen, and your anti-oxidant serum, but now you're going to get into a prescription-strength retinoid, so your dermatologist can help you with that. and they can represent using products with ingredients with peptides, like this one from olay, regenerist. and hoda, we know it's your birthday. this is for you. >> does this really prevent
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wrinkles? isn't most of it genetic. >> but these things can help prevent wrinkles, if you use them religiously. >> when you get to the 50s -- >> you want to take a step back into your regimen. what happens as your skin ages, it thins out so it becomes increasingly sensitive. >> what are you looking at me for? >> yes, you were. >> we're using something over the counter for sensitive skin, like this product for stri-vectin and use a moisturizer like this one from cerave. and coming up, cake. styling birthday cakes. a masterpiece. right after these messages. ache. we asked them to be part of an experiment to prove febreze air effects eliminates tough cooking odors. [ facilitator ] take a deep breath, tell me what you smell. it's grassy. it's green. it smells like fresh wood. like a latte.
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21-year-old pastry prodigy, vinnie bazetta is the star of
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staten island cakes and the artist there. >> he's only 21 years old. >> he's going 0 give us some do it yourself cake-decorating tips. how did you learn so much? >> i've always had a passion for baking and since i was a little kid, it's always come naturally to me. >> that's what they want to do. let them be. >> and you make your living out of it. show us, let's go. >> i have a couple of things ready for you. >> some people are creatively challenged, vinnie. what would you, what would you do for us. >> he's talking about me. >> three little birthday cakes, people can do at home. we have a zebra-print cake there, a little girl's cake there, a little boy's cake there. why don't you guys get some fondant. >> what's that? >> a rolled sugar dough that all the cakes are covered with. >> you take a little bit out and knead that up. you don't need all of that. here's your rolling pin. there's yours.
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>> your hands are going 0 get all dirty like mine. you guys need a little sugar. >> hit me, vinnie. >> now what do we do? >> you roll it out and we have some cutters here. >> and we can make some designs. >> you guys can cut out whatever you like. >> i want a big old blue star. >> and then paste it on the cake with some water. >> i didn't quite have enough, that's not going to work. >> you need a little one now. >> these are easy things that people can do at home. >> you have a little mess there. >> i wonder why. >> all right. so then we've got our little stars and things. and then what happens? >> then we're going to get some water. we're going to get some water and you can just paint it on with a paintbrush. >> vinnie, how long does it take you to make one of those big, elaborate cakes we see up there? >> it really depends, some cakes take two weeks, three weeks. depending on the decorations. it depends on the work. >> oh, cool, look at that one. >> then you're going to put all your decorations on. what can you do at home to get
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off the powdered sugar. if you can see that. with a clothes steamer. >> stop it. >> you're kidding. >> i stole my mom's clothes steamer. and that's what i use in the bakery. >> you're kidding. this is kind of fun. is it a big family affair at your place, at your bakery? >> sometimes, they don't really work in the bakery on a daily basis, but whenever i need help with deliveries and what not, they come in and give me a hand. >> okay, enough of you. we got another little surprise. >> surprise, surprise. >> vinnie made a big old cake for you. >> i made a cake for you, hoda! [ applause ] >> thanks, vinnie. >> that is amazing! >> oh, oh, awww! >> everybody's here, everybody is here. >> woo, everybody's here! >> and can i blow out the candles? >> go, go. >> by the way, can we say -- it's got the iphone. it's beautiful. >> get in here. i'll make a wish right now.
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look at everybody. we love you, hoda woman. >> all right! [ cheers and applause ] >> we got big musical surprise coming up for hoda. >> what a wonderful surprise! >> thanks! >> such a a nice job on that. >> they made it. >> vinnie, i love it, love it. thank you. >> c
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the concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> hoda loves music so much -- >> hoda, in honor of your birthday, we wanted somebody very special to give awe musical gift. grammy award nominee vanessa carlson is here. >> i'm so excited. >> is here to give you a little birthday present. >> happy birthday. >> so nice.
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hi, guys. thank you. >> hi. >> great to meet you, happy birthday. >> i love, love, love your music. >> good to see you, how are you? >> i'm well, thank you. >> she's got a new album coming out that you recorded in england. >> i did. >> at peter gabriegabriel's stu. was that amazing? >> i spent a year in the shires last year making a record i always wanted to make. and it's great to be back in new york. >> you actually put it out on lp form? >> yes. >> what are you going to sing in. >> this is a song called "carousel." >> "carousel" for hoedi! ♪ ♪
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♪ for all you broken-hearted lovers ♪ ♪ go to find another one ♪ 'cuz you are tired of waiting ♪ ♪ why hard to know what's good for you ♪ ♪ but the fever breaks when you do what it takes ♪ ♪ put your weapons down ♪ you hear the music ♪ music ♪ for you ♪ and you got ♪ my friends ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ if all i hear is music ♪ beauty stands for me ♪ love comes back ♪ around again ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ a carousel my friend ♪ time won't wait ♪ so don't be late ♪ ride is one more time >> vanessa, thank you so much. what a beautiful birthday song. thank you. you know, i was trying to say
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thanks. great, great, great day. so glad that jay got to come. so glad i got to hear vanessa. thanks, everybody, thanks alana, thanks, christine. thanks everybody. >> we love you, hoda. come back tomorrow,
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